Compulsive hoarding is a mental disorder that is just beginning to be understood. As a hoarder, I have acquired things over the years with a specific purpose in mind at the time of the acquisition, used some of those items for their intended purposes, forgotten the goal for different objects, but now that I find that they have outlived their purpose in my life I am struggling to rid myself of those same things.

You can read the start of my journey here.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Of heat and hot flashes and such.

The only thing that's kept me even somewhat cool today is that my hair has been literally dripping wet most of the day, and it really hasn't helped a lot. We did have record high heat today like they predicted, although it didn't get all the way to 105°. It only got to 101°. That's hot enough.

Of course the little window air conditioners have been totally overwhelmed today. At one point when the one had flipped off, I took about an hour and rewired all the outlets that were on the circuit. Unfortunately, that didn't even help. It was just. too. Here it is 10p.m., and it's still 80°. It's just not cooling off yet, and the air conditioners are still popping off, even though they're set on 78°. It's going to be a long, hot, and miserable night.

As much as I'd wanted to get stuff done downstairs, I didn't. I'd totally forgotten that there is not place down there to sit. None. And I was miserable enough with just the heat issues. I didn't want to add back pain to the misery, so I stayed upstairs and flipped breakers and tried to stay in front of a fan. I was also able to get a couple loads of laundry done, but nothing like I was hoping to accomplish. Maybe tomorrow.

Bugster did come over after work, and she, Hopper, Scooter and I watched Tooth Fairy. It was silly and cute and helped get our minds off the heat.

Sort of.


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